Re: [debian-knoppix] Open accounting and Open source
On April 28, 2003 09:31 am, Jose Carlos Garcia Sogo wrote:
> I'm replaying here to you and Christian Perle. I don't want to
> repeat twice the same in the same thread :)
No problemo. Excuse my spanish :)
Here are a few considerations about your long post.
To me, once installed on HD (which I haven't done yet because the old
version I have still had a few problems. But I'll have HS internet
soon), Knoppix does exactly the same job as Debian. If there are some
packages I don't need I'll just scrap them.
OTOH, the fact that the distro has to be condensed on one CD is also
an advantage to newbies: they don't have to make software choices
amongst the content of 6 CDs. They get into Linux faster. When people
consider there is a better application, they voice their concern here
and, if Klaus is not aware of this soft, he tries it. If he likes it
better, he makes the change. If not, he doesn't.
To me and most beginners, having no choice is mainly an advantage.
Having 6 CD at hand is only useful for people who know very well all
the applications, almost systematically choose those that are not
mainstream or have very specific needs, and don't have a high speed
So, all depends on the opinion of one man but I'd rather have this
than no choice made at all. I for one certainly prefer Galeon to
Mozilla. So, I'll apt-get Galeon. I can put up a list of my prefered
applications on my site and if some people find that my choices are
the same as theirs they will test the other ones on my list.
As for experts prefering an automatic installation, I htink the same
as you. Experts are often in a hurry and they'd rather have
installation take a few minutes than 2 hours searching refresh rates
for a monitor or what kind of settings a mobo needs. If anything
doesn't suit them, they can tweak it afterwards.
As for your invitation to collaboration with Debian and Metadistros, I
can't speak for Klaus, I suppose he will consider it, and certainly,
he will take from you everything he can steal (as Bob Dylan puts it
:), but maintaining Knoppix is already a hell of a job, and that's
where his efforts are going to bear, I believe. He already has a
whole lot of chipsets detected, but if he forgot one, I suppose you
can tell him.
For NOW, he ALONE has put out a product that works pretty much
perfectly, so he'll have to consider if collaboration will make his
efforts more productive. Of course, the temperature in Andalucia is
so much better than in Germany in April. Maybe you should invite him
So, if Klaus ever "refuse to collaborate" in Anadalucia in April, my
advice would be: take from him everything you can steal. See if you
can make it any better. It's open source and it's the name of the
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